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SpaceX Launches World’s Most Powerful Rocket Into Orbit

The world’s most powerful rocket was launched into orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, on Tuesday by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Millions watched breathlessly as the Falcon Heavy rocket soared…

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Scientists Uncover Possible Cause of Aztec Epidemic In 16th Century Mexico

In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally followed in three or…

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Toronto police officer buys would-be shoplifter items needed for a job interview

A Toronto police officer has bought an apparent shoplifter the items the man was attempting to steal instead of arresting him – as he wanted them for a job interview….

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Eilis Hession wins European Kate Granger Award for Compassionate Care

Eilis Hession, Wife of Dun Laoghaire Branch Secretary, Eamon Hession and Manager of Services for Older People Lead, from Ireland, has been announced as the winner of the European Kate…

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Police dog wins top award for finding missing woman in sub-zero temperatures

A police dog in the North has won a prestigious award after finding a missing woman who was close to death in below freezing conditions. Four-year old police dog Jake,…

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Giant gold coin worth millions stolen from Berlin museum

Thieves have stolen a 100kg gold coin with a market value of close to €4 million in a dawn heist at Berlin’s Bode Museum. According to German media reports, the…

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Astronaut successfully harvests first batch of cabbage on the International Space Station

Astronauts have successfully grown cabbage on-board the International Space Station (ISS) – the fifth crop to be harvested on the ISS. NASA Astronaut, Peggy Whitson successfully managed to plant and…

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Is Apple Working on a Trump Contingency Plan?

Apple Inc. (AAPL) appears to be preparing for all scenarios when it comes to a Trump presidency. According to sources speaking to Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review, the tech giant has…

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‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Archaeologists have found more than 40 vessels in the Black Sea, some more than a millennium old, shedding light on early empires and trade routes. The medieval ship lay more…

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The spy who couldn’t spell: how the biggest heist in the history of US espionage was foiled

Ever since childhood, Brian Regan had been made to feel stupid because of his severe dyslexia. So he thought no one would suspect him of stealing secrets by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee…

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Inside The Strange, Paranoid World Of Julian Assange

On 29 November 2010, then US secretary of state Hillary Clinton stepped out in front of reporters to condemn the release of classified documents by WikiLeaks and five major news…

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This ’roundabout’ bridge in Uruguay has two specific purposes

A new bridge spanning, or circumnavigating, Laguna Garzón, a coastal lagoon in southeastern Uruguay, poses just that question. It’s a circular bridge — or rather two joined semicircular bridges —…

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Five people die in Maltese plane crash

Five people have died after a light aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff at Malta International Airport. An airport source said the five victims were all French, although it is not…

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Why Hurricane Matthew Hit Haiti So Hard

Before Hurricane Matthew hit the United States this week the storm tore through the Caribbean, bringing torrential rain and high winds to Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas. But despite hitting…

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Trump seeks to defend groping women remarks with ferocious attack on Clintons

The gloves came off in the second US presidential debate as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed in ugly exchanges over the leaked tape showing the Republican bragging about sexually…

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Colombian leader wins Nobel Peace Prize despite failed deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, in a surprise choice after Colombians voted “No” to an agreement he signed with Marxist rebels to end…

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Hurricane Matthew heads toward Florida as millions urged to evacuate

Hurricane Matthew twisted toward the Bahamas and Florida’s east coast on Wednesday after killing at least 26 people in Haiti. The hurricane, which damaged the majority of homes in Haiti’s…

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US flight evacuated after another Samsung phone fire

A Southwest Airlines flight in the US was evacuated after a passenger’s Samsung phone reportedly began emitting smoke. Flight 994 leaving Louisville, Kentucky was evacuated on the runway prior to…

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3 Who Studied Unusual States of Matter Win Nobel Prize in Physics

David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for discoveries in condensed-matter physics that have transformed the understanding…

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One dead, homes damaged as hurricane reaches Haiti

The fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade has ripped into Haiti’s south western peninsula, packing 230km/h winds and storm surges that killed at least one person and damaged homes….

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Rosetta spacecraft set to crash land on Comet 67P

Scientists behind the historic Rosetta mission have said their goodbyes to the spacecraft as it entered the final stage of its descent on to a comet. The quest to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko…

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Colombia, FARC sign accord ending 52-year war

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko used a pen made from a bullet tonight to sign an accord ending a half-century war that killed a quarter…

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Both sides claim victory in first US presidential debate

Both the Republican and Democrats are claiming victory after Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed in the first US presidential debate. Mr Trump’s Twitter account tweeted claims that several polls…

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Trump and Clinton to go head to head in TV debate

The two candidates in the race for the White House will face off tonight in the first of the US presidential debates. A record television audience is expected to see…

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